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Farm Livelihood

Farm livelihoods


Karnataka considered a miniature of India as it exhibits most of the features of India in climate, soil types, rainfall, crops grown, and a variety of natural resources. Karnataka agriculture is one of the essential attributes of the Karnataka economy. Its relief, soil conditions, and climate conditions jointly contribute to growing crops. Agriculture is considered to be one of the main occupations for the inhabitants of Karnataka. The agriculture system forms the backbone of economic development of Karnataka. It contributes 37 % of the total State Domestic Product. Karnataka is well known for vegetable and floriculture production and is a major silk-producing state in the country. The fisheries sector in Karnataka is now emerging as one of the most important sectors in allied agriculture activities in the state.


Farm livelihood is one of the thematic areas under KSRLPS. Works for strengthening of the rural community by making them to adopt multiple livelihood actives and by reducing the gaps percent in the Agriculture outreach in the state thereby increasing household income.


Major activities done by farm livelihood are as follows:





Convergence with other Departments:


Inclusive and integrated farming ecosystem would require leveraging resources, both knowledge and financial, from different sources. Convergence with MGNREGA, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, different missions (Horticulture/Apiary etc.), Ministry of Food Processing among others need to be explored. There are 32 different government departments which offer different support and services in rural livelihood landscape.


All these activities are being conducted by active women who are selected as Community Resource Persons (CRPs). These CRPs are named as Krishi Sakhi , PashuSakhi , Van Sakhi, Udyog Mitra, MatsyaSakhi, mCRP- Agri are posted in there respected area.


Last Updated: 21-06-2022 05:06 PM Updated By: MIS Consultant

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